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Supercharger - Brockville Ontario

Discussion in 'Canada Supercharger locations' started by MarcoRP, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. wayner

    wayner Active Member

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    I am pretty sure that it has always been on the web page since it was first announced - 2/3 years ago.
     
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    I'm a fairly new Tesla owner so you're probably right. I had heard it had been removed from the Tesla webpage at one point.

    Brockville seems like a great location for one, though. The distance between Kingston/Ottawa/Cornwall can be a bit tight for SR+'ers in the winter and it might reduce some of the traffic in Kingston
     
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    Kingston/Cornwall is easy in an SR+ even by -20C. But yeah, you can't do Cornwall/Belleville by -20C in a SR+ (but you can by +20C)
     
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    My theory about Brockville Superchargers is that they may be looking for a better site... just a theory guys!

    With the recent engagement of Walmart Canada to buy a lot of semi trucks from Tesla, they will need Superchargers (MegaChargers???) with an easy access for semi trucks from the 401 between Toronto and Montreal.
    The proposed site for sure is very close by the 401, I know the place I drove by at least once every week, but not easy for semi trucks.
    The best place would be a place like the OnRoute stops with access from both directions. Just a thought.
     
  5. wayner

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    Good theory, but I think you will need separate megachargers for semis that will be different sites than what we have for cars. So I don't think the location of the Brockville site will have anything to do with charging of semis.

    By the way, it would be interesting to figure out the power requirements for a megacharger and whether that much grid capacity exists at potential sites. I really doubt that many truck stops or ON Route locations have high capacity transmission lines as many of them are in rural areas which was pointed out by @mknox on here years ago. Is it reasonable to think that for semis that each charger would output 1MW (4X the V3 SC capacity)? So let's say you wanted to be able to charge 8 semis at once. That would require 8MW of capacity at the site. Would that type of capacity exist at sites? If not, how hard (and expensive) is it to expand to that size?
     
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